Marketer of the Year 2019

are you Ireland's leading light? 

Are you Ireland’s Marketer of the Year™​ 2019?
Have you achieved outstanding success for your brand and business?

We are accepting entries now for the 2019 Marketer of the Year™ award.  Entries are made by sending us your completed entry, by Thursday, September 26th 2019. We have provided a suggested template to download below.

Whilst we are still looking for someone who has achieved recent outstanding brand and business success, this year we are placing more emphasis on  someone who is a career marketerwho has a proven track record and who has led teams with success. Someone who has helped develop marketing as a strategic function- either within their organisation or within the industry.  

Entry criteria: 
  • Criteria 1:  The nominee is a successful marketer with a proven career track record
  • Criteria 2:  Has achieved outstanding (recent) brand & business success, through exceptional strategic direction & innovation
  • Criteria 3:  Has achieved outstanding brand & business success -through creative and effective communications 
  • Criteria 4:  Has a track record in driving growth for their brand & business
  • Criteria 5:  Has a track record of great leadership, having led, upskilled and inspired teams
  • Criteria 6:  Has developed marketing’s reputation as a strategic function within the industry or within their organisation
Download entry form template 

Please send your Marketer of the Year™ submission to:

Marketer of the Year™,, 1 Albert Park, Sandycove, Co Dublin

Tel: +3531 280 7735; email:  

It should be preferably no more than four but not less than two pages with all the relevant details. Please note, scores are allocated to each of the outlined criteria and the judges pay heed to the quality of the submission.  

Closing date for entries: 5pm Thursday, September 26th 2019

For more info: 

What happens then? 

All submissions are carefully considered by the Marketer of the Year™ judges. Further information on entries made may be required. The judges will select a shortlist of candidates. Those shortlisted may then be asked to attend a presentation before the judges. The finalists must be available to attend the Marketer of the Year™ award lunch on 20th November 2019.

Marketer of the Year™ is organised by magazine in association with the competition’s sponsor, Alternatives.

Marketer of the Year™ is registered in the Register of Trade Marks in the name of under the Trade Marks Act 1996. Any use of Marketer of the Year™ in the RoI is strictly the preserve of   


Chairperson: Barry Dooley-chief executive, Association of Advertisers in Ireland (AAI)

Adam Bacon-head of marketing, VHI Healthcare 

Louise Bannon-head of marketing, Dublin Airport

Orlaith Blaney-chief communications and marketing officer, Ervia

Lisa Browne-head of marketing & customer insights, Electric Ireland

Paul Dervan-head of marketing effectiveness, Alternatives

Alan Fox-general manager, Free Now Ireland

Jamie Helly-managing director, Dynamo

Niall O’Grady-managing director,

Steven Roberts-head of marketing, Griffith College

Suzanne Weldon-marketing and communications director, BWG